Let’s face it! People use the same passwords on every site where they need an account. More exactly their email and computer login password You’ll be amazed how many of the users have only one password. It’s a bad thing but that’s how it is.
A while ago a friend of mine wrote on his blog about sites which demand a certain number of chars, demand to use both numbers and letters and even one of the weird signs on the number keys. Putting a maximum limit on the number of chars is plain stupid.
Please! don’t make users come up with a different password than they already use. Chances are they already use a password with more than 6 chars (due to restrictions allover the place). If you make the user invent a password with #$%^, he’s going to forget it. Then, he would have to recover/reset it – things that generates errors and frustration.
So PLEASE LEAVE PASSWORDS ALONEEE!!!111